Among the foremost artists of her generation, Janet Ruttenberg has spent every nice day for the last twenty years outside in a wide-brimmed hat under an elm tree making grand paintings in Central Park where people from every walk of life mingle together on vast lawns.
She thinks of them as group portraits of diverse humanity. The setting is the sunny widespread Sheep Meadow in Central Park as a joyous theater. This spring, the artist is staying at home like the rest of us. More than ever before, admirers of her work encourage her to share her vision of social peace and pleasure and so provide solace for all of us unable for now to gather together in the Park.